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07-16-2015, 03:06 AM
Motoring south on the Tenn-Tom in September, and would like to avoid the mess in mobile bay . I have no problem with 16' vert. clearance so I thought I'd take the Tensaw cutoff at mile 10 to the Tensaw river, south around the west side of Gravine Island , then south to the Blakeley River and into the east side of Mobile Bay.
Anyone have experience with this route? Suggestions? Dire warnings?

Jolly Time
07-17-2015, 05:38 PM
I'm at Bay Springs Marina!! Stop in on your way south!! Jolly Time

07-31-2015, 06:16 AM
Nope, can not take the Tensaw down the east side, Highway 90 bridge is too low.

If you do come down the Tensaw, at the split at the Mobile River, ( I did it, thinking I could get under the bridges) you will need to follow it back west some, and there is a bridge you can get under. Which is almost to the west end of the bay.
I would just follow the normal route and cruise past the Port of Mobile.

07-31-2015, 06:28 AM
Take a look at it on Google Earth, and you will see what I mean, I tried to insert an image, and was unable to.

07-31-2015, 06:30 AM

This is where I tried again, unsucessfully

08-02-2015, 10:16 AM
Be sure to stop with me, mile 307 by theTom Bevill Lock and dam

08-03-2015, 12:34 PM
Here is the link to Pirates Place.
And yes do stop, and stretch a little.
Highly recommended.


Tony B
08-05-2015, 08:04 AM
I also go along with STOP AT PIRATES PLACE.

We did on our way up.


08-09-2015, 09:35 AM
Thanks guys, look forward to seeing all of you again.

08-24-2015, 03:07 AM
Thanks for the replies.